[In the news] BTC signs draft Bangsamoro Basic Law: 11 yes, 2 with reservations, 2 absent -MindaNews.com
BTC signs draft Bangsamoro Basic Law: 11 yes, 2 with reservations, 2 absent
By Ferdinandh B. Cabrera, MIndaNews.com
April 21 2014
COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 20 April) – The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was finally completed by the 15-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission at the end of a four-hour plenary session on Sunday afternoon with 13 commissioners signing although two with reservations, and two commissioners absent.
The plenary was scheduled for 1 p.m. but started at 2 p.m. with only 13 of the 15-member Commission present.
Commissioners Johaira Wahab, chair of the Committee on Transitory Provisions, Amendments, Revisions and Miscellaneous Matters, and Fatmawati Salapuddin of Sulu were absent. Both commissioners could not be reached for comment.
Commissioners Froilyn Mendoza representing the indigenous peoples, and Peter Eisma of Basilan signed with reservations.
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